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From Gus Heck <gus-ant...@cognition.olin.edu>
Subject Re: [new tasks] presetdef and macrodef
Date Mon, 25 Aug 2003 16:02:30 GMT
Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:

>
> [returned from holiday, happy to read the list again :-) ]
>
> Jose Alberto Fernandez wrote, On 22/08/2003 14.58:
>
>>> From: Gus Heck [mailto:gus-antdev@cognition.olin.edu] 
>>
> ...
>
>>> If macro definitions are available to sub builds, then your 3rd case 
>>> might occur, but I don't think it would be good to allow macros to 
>>> be called across build file boundaries. builds would be almost 
>>> unintelligible without tracking down the macros from other files.
>>
>>
>> This is all regular kosher ANT stuff, up to this day, <taskdef/>s get
>> inherited, they do not need to be redeclared for the task to be
>> available during the <antcall/>. 
>
> ...
>
>> We already have a solution for the case of <taskdef> I would just like
>> the behavior on both cases to be the same, so to reduce the leaarning
>> curve.
>
>
> What about making them part of antlibs too?
>
How does a macro defined in the build become an antlib?


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